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Warriors looking to run 1-4A table
by H. Lee Smith II
Oct 31, 2013 | 364 views | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Corinth locked down its first Division 1-4A championship last week with a 31-7 win at Shannon.

Now the Warriors, riding an eight-game winning streak, can run the table in the league for the first time.

Corinth (9-1, 4-0) plays host to Amory (4-6, 2-2) tonight at Warrior Stadium II. It will also serve as Senior Night for the Warriors, who will open the postseason next Friday at home against a No. 4 seed.

“I hope everyone comes out early and shows some support for this group of seniors we have,” said Doug Jones.

Corinth can claim its ninth double-digit win season in the program’s 101st year and first since a 12-1 mark in 2008. Five of those came in a five-year stretch beginning in 2000.

A win would also be extra sweet for second-year head coach Doug Jones, who graduated from Amory in 2001 and helped beat Corinth in the 2000 playoffs.

The Panthers rolled to a 41-7 win at home last season, the second of two straight losses by the Warriors.

Strangely enough, Corinth’s win last week was over defensive coordinator Chris Shoup’s alma mater.

Amory has won two straight -- both inside the league -- after starting the season at 2-6. The Panthers lost the services of quarterback Jon David Poss to a knee injury following a 34-14 win over Independence in the season opener.

Corinth, which will make its 17th total and 14th straight playoff appearance next week, hasn’t lost since falling 28-12 to Lafayette County in Week 2.

The Warriors have outscored their league foes 138-39 and haven’t turned the ball over the last three weeks.

Other Games

Kossuth (4-5, 3-1) @ Booneville (7-2, 3-1)

The red hot Aggies could claim the runner-up spot in Division 1-3A with a win at Booneville tonight.

North Pontotoc has already won the title.

The Blue Devils claimed the 2012 championship before falling to Byhalia in the second round of the playoffs.

Belmont (2-7, 1-3) @ Alcorn Central (2-8, 0-4)

The Cardinals are in as the No. 4 seed with a win tonight.

Central will close out its season.

Biggersville (2-8, 1-6) @ Thrasher (4-5, 2-4)

Both clubs are playing out the string in Division 1-1A.

The Lions are open next week meaning the reigning Class 1A basketball champs will be at full strength on Monday.
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